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The Collaborative Habit

Author : Twyla Tharp
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In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been -- and continues to be -- one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her -- and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you're stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss. Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a twelve-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra. Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: -Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership. -In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good friend. If you've got a true friendship, you want to protect that. To work together is to risk it. -Everyone who uses e-mail is a virtual collaborator. -Getting involved with your collaborator's problems may distract you from your own, but it usually leads to disaster. -When you have history, you have ghosts. If you're returning to an old collaboration, begin at the beginning. No evocation of old problems and old solutions. -Tharp's conclusion: What we can learn about working creatively and in harmony can trans- form our lives, and our world.

Keep It Moving

Author : Twyla Tharp
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the world’s legendary artists and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets—from insight to action—for harnessing vitality, finding purpose as you age, and expanding one’s possibilities over the course of a lifetime in her newest New York Times bestseller Keep It Moving. At seventy-eight, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes—but for her astounding regime of exercise and nonstop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: “How do you keep working?” Keep It Moving is a series of no-nonsense mediations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune—but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla’s life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday. Twyla will tell you what the beauty-fitness-wellness industry won’t: chasing youth is a losing proposition. Instead, Keep It Moving focuses you on what’s here and where you’re going—the book for anyone who wishes to maintain their prime for life.

Careers in Dance

Author : Ali Duffy
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Careers in Dance explores the expanding opportunities in dance in various settings and with a variety of focuses, including performance, choreography, and competition. It helps dancers pinpoint their passions and strengths and equips them to forge fulfilling careers in dance.

Working Together in Theatre

Author : Robert Cohen
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Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world's great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production's conception to its final performance. This book challenges the notion that creating brilliant theatrical productions requires tyrannical directors or temperamental designers. Viewing the theatrical production process from the perspectives of the producer, director, playwright, actor, designer, stage manager, dramaturg and crew person, Cohen provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote successful collaborative skills in the theatre. Collaboration is vital to successful theatre making and Working Together in Theatre is the first book to show how leadership and collaboration can be combined to make every theatrical production far greater than the sum of its many parts.

Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Author : Dr. Robert Feinstein
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Integrated care incorporates behavioral and physical health services into primary care and specialty medical environments. Integrated care models are patient-centered; delivered by teams of medical professionals, utilize care coordination, and a population-based approach. This book is practical, office-based, and comfortably accessible to students, residents, faculty, and all mental health professionals, primary care and medical specialists. We examine and recommend applying collaborative care and other existing models of integrated care based on existing literature. When there is no literature supporting a specific approach, our experts offer their ideas and take an aspirational approach about how to manage and treat specific behavioral disorder or problems We assume the use of integrated team staffing including a primary care or specialist provider(s), front desk staff, medical assistant(s), nurse(s), nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialist(s), health coaches, consulting psychiatrist, and care coordinator(s)/manager(s).

The Creative Habit

Author : Twyla Tharp
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A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.

Collaborative Action Research for Professional Learning Communities

Author : Richard Sagor
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Constant, high-quality collaborative inquiry sustains PLCs. Become disciplined and deliberative with data as you design and implement program improvements to enhance student learning. This book delves into the five habits of inquiry that contribute to professional learning. Get to know them and the action research process they represent. Detailed steps show you how to accomplish collaborative action research that drives continuous improvement.

Inside outside in the Middle

Author : David L. Puckett
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Poor Australian Immigrants in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Eric Richards
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Poor Australian immigrants in the nineteenth century (Visible immigrants 2)

Science Beyond the Atmosphere

Author : Arturo Russo
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Collaborative Consultation in the Schools

Author : Thomas J. Kampwirth
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Collaborative Consultation in the Schools: Effective Practices for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems, Third Edition, presents the consultation process as a collaborative, problem-solving endeavor. This comprehensive, yet reader-friendly text is designed to assist teachers and practitioners working with students who have, or are at risk for, school adjustment or learning problems.

Getting Into the Habit of Change in Ohio Schools

Author : Dennis Thiessen
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Ethical Issues in College Writing

Author : Fredric G. Gale
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Ethical Issues in College Writing is the first systematic, book-length exploration of ethics in college writing. It includes essays by many of the most respected scholars in the field. The book should be of interest to writing teachers at universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical colleges across the country.

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics

Author : Joan F. Kaywell
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Suggests ways in which teachers can employ popular young adult literature to aid in teaching literary classics to adolescents.

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard Official Report 5th Series

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
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Collaborative Storytelling in Secondary Teacher Education

Author : Patricia M. Hauschildt
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Assessing Reporting on Habits of Mind

Author : Arthur L. Costa
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Describes sixteen types of intelligent behavior called habits of mind and includes advice on how to assess and report student progress in using the habits of mind.

Creatures of Habit

Author : Peter Apps
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Southern Africa has one of the richest and most accessible mammal faunas in the world. Each year tens of thousands of visitors observe the behaviour of these mammals in the country's numerous parks and reserves. This book offers an illustrated guide to behavioural characteristics such as feeding, communication, social living, courtship and many more, and examines how and why animals do what they do.